Dorothy Carithers Lawson, 86, of Monticello, passed away on September 12, 2015 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
She was a homemaker and member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in the Valley community.
Mrs. Lawson was born on August 3, 1929 in Carrol County, Mississippi and was the daughter of the to the late Hugh Henry Carithers and Viola Lindsey Carithers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Travis Lawson; an infant son; a grandson, Christopher Logan Black; two brothers, William and Buddy Carithers; and two sisters, Oneida McCharge and Martha Russell.
She is survived by two daughters, Wanda Lawson Crockett and husband Ron of the Valley community and Terri Lawson Black of Dumas; five granddaughters, Julie Savage and husband James, Cassie Black, Mollie Erin Hill and husband Chris, Hannah Rae Black, and Monica Crockett and husband Tommy; one grandson, Shayne Crockett and wife Janice; eight great grandchildren, Hunter, Drake Alan, Knox, Nora, Kohl, Haylee, Jacob and Syrina; one brother, Albert Carithers of Ruth, MS; and one sister, Murline Payne of Blackridge, Virgina.
Funeral service will be held on September 12 at 2 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Oakland Cemetery. Visitation is September 14 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to: Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Wanda Crockett, 335 Jones Loop, Wilmar, AR 71675.